King Kong (1991 comic)

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King Kong (1991)

King Kong is a six-issue American comic book series published by Fantagraphics Books from February 1991 to March 1992, under the imprint "Monster Comics." Adapted and illustrated by Donald Simpson, it is based on the 1932 novelization of King Kong, and is authorized by the Merian C. Cooper estate using its intellectual property rights to the "name, character, and story" of King Kong. This allows it to be advertised as the "official adaptation." It was the first King Kong comic series after the Latin American comics King Kong and King Kong in the Microcosmos from the 1960s and '70s, respectively.



  • Due to its being adapted from the 1932 King Kong novelization, the comic differs from the 1933 film in several places, such as Charlie and Briggs being replaced by the character Lumpy. The series also features some changes not present in either the film or the novelization, including the Venture, or Wanderer, being named the "Vastator"; an assistant to Carl Denham named Wally; and the addition of a sequence involving a horde of dinosaurs attacking the Skull Islanders' village alongside Kong.


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